Cozy Up With Mulled Wine—Here's How to Make It
Knowing how to whip up a decadent cocktail with the perfect garnish is seriously impressive, but sometimes you just want holiday entertaining to be easy. Like our penchant for crockpot recipes on busy weeknights, we also have a soft spot for the slow cooker recipe of the cocktail world: mulled wine.
Warm and rich in flavor, it's almost impossible to make a mistake when crafting mulled wine. No amount of cocktail party chatter or kitchen multitasking can derail the preparation of this foolproof drink. Simply toss the ingredients into a large pot, and let the heady spice aroma drift through your home.
Planning a holiday party? These nine mulled wine recipes should be on every host's list.
Mulled White Wine With Orange
This citrus mulled wine calls on star anise, honey, and orange for a unique aroma and flavor. The creator, Mitzy at Home, says it works perfectly with pinot grigio, which has an "aroma [that's] reminiscent of pear, grapefruit, pineapple, and cinnamon. All that paired with lots of oranges, spices, and some sugar gives a really lovely result."
Apple Cider Mulled White Wine With Ginger
Apple cider and ginger aren't normal mulled wine ingredients, but bear with us—together they're delicious. Foodie How Sweet Eats says the recipe is "sweetened with some honey and ginger. It's just the slightest flavor change, but it works with both versions of wine, and I cannot proclaim my love enough!" Bonus: You can whip it up in your slow cooker and prepare it ahead of time, making it an ideal drink for holiday entertaining.
Mulled Red Wine with Brandy
Mulled Red Wine With Pear
Mulled Red Wine With Pomegranate
Apple Mulled White Wine
Spiced White Wine Sangria
Mulled Wine Syrup
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This article was originally posted on December 12, 2016, and has since been updated.